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Brain stimulation therapy effective in veterans with major depression Almost 40% of veterans with major depressive disorder who were previously treatment-resistant achieved symptom remission with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, data published in JAMA Psychiatry showed. “New [treatment-resistant MDD] treatments are needed, preferably without major safety concerns or adverse effects as seen with aggressive polypharmacy or [electroconvulsive therapy],” Jerome A. Yesavage, MD, of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, […]

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New non-invasive depression treatment sees positive results

KSN16 A non-invasive treatment for depression is the first of its kind in the Four States, and medical professionals are seeing positive results. “I had gone through most of the medications available and none of them worked,” says Ted Sager, TMS patient. Ted Sager went through 16 antidepressants — none of them having an affect […]

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Woman battling chronic depression shares her hope regarding new treatment

Mountain Democrat For the first time in years, Cierra Baumunk of Pleasant Valley didn’t want to hide in the bedroom while her family enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner this year at their home near the Holiday Market. And for the first time in years, her 10-year-old daughter Hannah smiled as she explained this year’s Thanksgiving was better […]

How TMS therapy pulled me out of depression

EL Paso Everyone has a moment in their lives when they receive a phone call that changes their life. For me, that call came in May 2018. My friend was watching “Dr. Oz” when she saw a segment on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy, a new procedure to cure depression. TMS is a noninvasive procedure that […]

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Rypien recommends TMS treatment and increasing mental health dialogue

The Spokesman-Review One year ago, Mark Rypien went public about his years of struggling with mental health. Today, the former NFL quarterback and Super Bowl XXVI MVP wants to boost awareness about brain injury, depression and solutions. The Shadle Park High School graduate and former Washington State University quarterback recently talked about what’s helped him […]

TMS can help you get back to doing the things you love.

TMS therapy provides new hope for many battling depression

Spectrum News 1 At UCLA’s Semel Institute, Bita Golban-Moghaddam is getting ready for a treatment called Transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS. “It sounds like science fiction. It feels like science fiction, but it is reality,” said Dr. Aaron Slan, psychiatrist at UCLA’s TMS Clinical and Research Service, one of the largest providers of TMS in the […]

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Success story: Rethinking solutions to depression

Tallahassee Democrat I have always had an interest in the world around me, including a fascination with emerging studies and technological advances which are being accomplished.  I’m a huge fan of Nova, History Channel, and nature programs because they reveal amazing information.  Information that, just a few years ago, didn’t exist or wasn’t easily accessible, […]

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for major depression: a multisite, naturalistic, observational study of quality of life outcome measures in clinical practice

Philip G Janicak 1, David L Dunner, Scott T Aaronson, Linda L Carpenter, Terrence A Boyadjis, David G Brock, Ian A Cook, Karl Lanocha, Hugh B Solvason, Dafna Bonneh-Barkay, Mark A Demitrack Abstract Background: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an effective and safe therapy for major depressive disorder (MDD). This study assessed quality of life (QOL) and functional status outcomes for depressed patients after an acute course […]